Breastfeeding can help you give your baby the best possible start in life. Studies have documented the many benefits that breastfeeding offers for mother and baby. To help our breastfeeding patients, CHKD provides lactation support to mothers of hospitalized infants.
Lactation support is available through the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and is provided by registered nurses who have received training and international certification in breastfeeding and human lactation. The goal of our lactation consultants is to support, promote and encourage breastfeeding through education and personal support.
When a breastfeeding baby is admitted to the hospital, lactation support services can be accessed by a physician ordering a lactation consultation.
Lactation Support Services Location (NICU)